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Banchory Buddha

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I did find this while looking at whs
World Handicap System (WHS) –
Exceptional Score Reductions
(Rule 5.9)
On occasions golfers can perform much better than their handicap would suggest. WHS has a safeguard built into the system known as an ‘Exceptional Score Reduction’.
Any exceptional score reduction is applied automatically by the system, as an additional adjustment and can be from general play and/or competition scores.
An automatic adjustment is triggered when a score differential is at least 7.0 – 9.9 strokes better than the player’s Handicap Index at the time the round was played. A -1.0 reduction would be applied to each of the most 20 recent scores in the handicap record.
A -2.0 reduction is applied when a score differential of 10 or greater has been calculated, with any -2.0 reductions being applied to all of the most recent 20 scores in the handicap record.
* Note – Multiple exceptional score reductions can be applied should the golfer have more than one score differential of 7.0 or greater. This would be shown as a cumulative value in the handicap record.

I think that explains it so I have appealed the handicap with the committee and am awaiting a response
Pedro, so that's what's happened right? Why are you appealing?
 

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Pedro, so that's what's happened right? Why are you appealing?
No, it isn't. Without looking it up again, I think the automatic reduction was 1.0 (CR is a few strokes under par, so the differential is between 7 and 10 better than CR); a further 2.0 reduction was then manually applied. A 2.0 increase that was applied earlier in the year complicates matters.
 
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Peter has given me permission to post the following snapshot of his WHS record apologies for it being a bit small but I thought it best to include his scores to which the 2 shot upwards adjustment was applied.pm score history.JPG
 

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Its not 13 though is it.....it was 17 instances where plus 2 was added.

What looks like (and I stress that this is my interpretation only) has happened is that a 2 shot upwards adjustment was added on 20th June (round 14) and retrospectively applied to 17 scores (rounds 14-30). Then there was a 3 shot downwards adjustment applied on/after 26/9 (round 3 in the record)....this then got retrospectively applied to the previous 20 rounds (so rounds 3-22)...this 3 shot downwards adjustment has offset the plus 2 adjustment in rounds 14 through to 22 making those rounds -1.0; and rounds 3-13 have the full 3 shot downwards adjustment.

However that leaves us with the quandry of

1) why only 17 adjustments of plus two were made on 20th June
2) why did Peters round on the 26/9 get him a 3 stroke reduction?

To my mind his score differential on the 26th should have got him a 2 shot ESR....maybe the H'cap sec has then decided to add another 1 shot ESR reduction on his own accord?
 

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To my mind his score differential on the 26th should have got him a 2 shot ESR....maybe the H'cap sec has then decided to add another 1 shot ESR reduction on his own accord?
It's only a 1.0 automatic ESR - the true score differential is 2.1 (-0.9 + 3.0), so 9.3 better than handicap (11.4 - 2.1); the additional manual adjustment is then 2.0 (as was advised by the handicap sec.).
 

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It's only a 1.0 automatic ESR - the true score differential is 2.1 (-0.9 + 3.0), so 9.3 better than handicap (11.4 - 2.1); the additional manual adjustment is then 2.0 (as was advised by the handicap sec.).

cheers...I forgot that the -0.9 was inclusive of the 3 shot adjustment.
 

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Has his handicap secretary / committee decided to get creative, and got themselves into a mess? If so, I wonder how many other players at the club have been impacted by adjustments to their record?
 
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